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Exxon considers oil & gas exploration in Afghanistan

Exxon Mobil Corp is contemplating participation in an oil and gas tender of six blocks in northern Afghanistan, a company spokesman said on Monday.

July 3, 2012 10:49
 
Afghanistan-currency

Afghans slow to warm to their stable currency

Ten years after the central bank withdrew three different types of bank notes and coins issued by warlords and relaunched the afghani, the administration is still struggling to enforce its use as the medium of exchange.

June 20, 2012 3:47
 
Western Union, Afghan Roshan eye mobile money transfer

Western Union, Afghan Roshan eye mobile money transfer

Afghan telecoms operator Roshan has teamed up with Western Union Co to enable subscribers to receive remittances from abroad on their mobile phones, a joint statement said.

February 28, 2012 2:44
 
Afghan calligrapher creates world’s largest Quran

Afghan calligrapher creates world’s largest Quran

An Afghan calligrapher has worked for five years to create the world's biggest Quran, a bid to show the world that Afghanistan's rich cultural heritage and traditions have been damaged but not destroyed by 30 years of war.

January 17, 2012 2:49
 
Saudi Arabia tries 16 suspected Al Qaeda members

Saudi Arabia tries 16 suspected Al Qaeda members

Saudi Arabia begins trial of suspected al Qaeda, accused of planning assassination of a top Saudi figure.

January 8, 2012 3:48
 
Afghan resolution tested by its economy, Pakistan, Iran

Afghan resolution tested by its economy, Pakistan, Iran

Has enough been done to safeguard Afghanistan's government from sinking back civil war and then Taliban rule? A meeting in Germany scopes out economic instability and a potential political regression.

December 5, 2011 1:08
 

Turkey wants Afghan-Pakistan summit to reduce mistrust

Turkey hopes talks it is hosting between the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan in Istanbul on Tuesday will reduce their deep mutual mistrust and begin a new period of cooperation between the two neighbours.

November 1, 2011 11:28
 
Over $500mn of undocumented loans sinks Kabul Bank

Over $500mn of undocumented loans sinks Kabul Bank

A number of Kabul's elite, some owning properties in Dubai, have received undocumented millions in loans, with the bank only able to get back two-thirds of the whole debt.

May 30, 2011 10:47
 

Etisalat to invest $100m in Afghanistan

Etisalat Afghanistan sees subscribers doubling in 2-3 yrs; Sees market share between 30 to 35 pct from 24 per cent; To buy existing internet service provider within 2 months

March 13, 2011 3:02
 

Gates to discuss Iran with Oman’s ruler – official

Talks to touch on issues including Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Afghanistan

December 5, 2010 3:47
 
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